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Genetics Nursing

News and practice for genetics nurse specialists

Premature mortality in people with epilepsy

Premature mortality in people with epilepsy

A population study found that people with epilepsy had a substantially greater risk of premature mortality than the general population and unaffected siblings

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What do nurses need to know about genetics?

What do nurses need to know about genetics? Subscription Required

As genomic testing becomes embedded in mainstream medicine, health professionals need to understand the role of genetics in disease

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Treating congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Treating congenital adrenal hyperplasia Subscription Required

Diseases affecting the endocrine system can result in increased mortality and morbidity

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Understanding neurofibromatosis type 2

Understanding neurofibromatosis type 2 Subscription Required

Neurofibromatosis type 2 is a rare genetic condition affecting hearing, sight and balance

Introduction to inherited metabolic diseases

Introduction to inherited metabolic diseases Subscription Required

Many children with inherited metabolic diseases now survive to adulthood. These patients may present with complications in both primary and acute care

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NHS trusts chosen to deliver ‘world-leading genomics project’

NHS England has announced 11 new centres across the country that it is hoped will lead the way in genetics research to transform the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and rare diseases.

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Nurses 'best at seeing person rather than patient', says top scientist

NHS England’s senior geneticist has suggested nurses are key to ensuring patients remain central to care, as genomic technologies become increasingly important in healthcare.

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HIV drug could also prevent AMD blindness, say researchers

A class of 30-year-old HIV drugs could in future be used to prevent a common cause of incurable blindness, scientists believe.

Research moves step closer to understanding biology of cancer

Scientists step closer to understanding cancer biology

The search for new cancer treatments has taken a significant step forward with a new insight into how cells multiply, scientists have announced.

Sugary drinks 'speed up cell ageing', research suggests

Sugary drinks 'speed up cell ageing', research suggests

Drinking sugary soft drinks may accelerate biological ageing as much as smoking, a study has found.

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'A responsibility comes with advising on soap opera stories'

'A responsibility comes with advising on soap opera stories' Subscription Required

With the lifetime risk of cancer being one in three, it is now becoming commonplace to see the condition woven into popular television dramas.

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Genetic counselling is a process whereby people are supported through genetic investigation or testing.

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Genetic counselling is a process whereby people are supported through genetic investigation or testing.

Genes tweaked to 'starve' prostate cancer cells

Genes tweaked to 'starve' prostate cancer cells

“Prostate cancer could be ‘halted’ by injections,” reports The Independent.

Genes may play a role in Ebola survival chances

Genes may play a role in Ebola survival chances

“Genetic factors could play an important role in whether people survive the Ebola virus,” BBC News reports. Researchers found around one in five mice remained unaffected by the infection.

Stem cells used to improve low vision

Stem cells used to improve low vision

“Embryonic stem cells transplanted into eyes of blind restore sight,” The Daily Telegraph reports, covering a study where human stem cells were transplanted into the eyes of people with visual impairment. This led to a significant improvement in their vision.

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